If you really take the time to listen to this recording I find it to be very snappy and fine.
The boys played a ton of shows in 1970 and this was a nice little break (something like two weeks off)They come out ready to play!
Also like that this show has some normally acoustic tunes done fully electric.
Me & My Uncle, Truckin', Brokedown Palace, Hard To Handle, Mama Tried, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider
The brokedown stands out nicely/// good harmonies!
Hard to handle features Pig at his best.
China>Rider not overstated or long winded just straight up rocker
Big Railroad Blues,-Dang this is HOT
I'm A King Bee,Pigpen must have gotten it more than anyone else in the band, love the harmonica
And tunes like this push Jerry to explore the blues
Sugar Magnolia-> Casey Jones-
the Sugar Magnolia has got some hot licks
Too bad we don't get to hear the SSD>Casey J transition.Nice
to get two closers mid-set
Dire Wolf, Out of nowhere like Brokedown in 1st set.This
tune still works for them in late 70, so freakin mellow here yet moving along at a slow trot...
All three of these segments below became post drums staples (well sadly not cryptical)_
Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical
Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Darkness Jam-> Not Fade
Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin'->
That is a pretty long freight train and even if time has taken a bite out of 'TOO' it doesn't change that it must have blown the crowd away live-WOW! having all this powerful material played one after another. i bet a few event staff and some locals became Deadheads during this show.
Uncle John's Band-La. La. La. La. la!
Ma--What was the name of that band??
Pa--it says here,,,Grateful Dead
Ma--Hope they play the fair ground next year!
Pa--Beat the pants off the 4H -FFA presentation...